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  • Item #: 069467
    ISBN: 9780756671853
    Retail: $40.00
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    If you are in need of a visually stunning and superbly written history of the civil war, then you would be delighted to own this book. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this full-color illustrated volume combines a wealth of period photographs, interesting artifacts, and eyewitness accounts to give readers a comprehensive understanding of the significance of each phase of the conflict and its impact upon the American people and nation. Although this publication is very impressive from a visual perspective, perhaps its most excellent quality is the balanced and unbiased manner in which it tells the narrative of America’s bloodiest war. If you can only afford one book covering the War Between the States, this would be a good choice. Included in Well Planned Gal Curriculum’s Modern World and Geography sets. Measures 10” x 12”. 350 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 067747
    ISBN: 9781465470027
    Retail: $27.99
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     This colorful, comprehensive and fully illustrated historical reference guide provides students of history with an overview of significant world events and personalities from the dawn of civilization to 2017. Produced in association with Smithsonian Institution, this publication features a multifaceted timeline that runs along the bottom of each page that is linked to dramatic images and maps that cover the rest of the pages. Functional in design, the visual quality of the graphics is simply stunning. The historical perspectives and worldview presented in this publication consistently promote a secular view of origins and a humanistic view of history. Measures 8 1/2” x 10”. 512 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 023957
    ISBN: 9780140512496
    Retail: $17.00
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    In a remarkably fluid manner, this reference shows the political, religious, and trade changes occurring in Europe, North Africa and the Near East from A.D. 362 to A.D. 1483. There are 47 maps in all, arranged in six sections. Each section features five to six maps, spaced in intervals of about 40 years which show the political boundaries of the area at that time. The last map or two included in each section depicts the territories of Christianity and Islam, and various other maps may also be included that show trade routes and cities of the period, population of various regions, or further exploration of the world. Each two-page spread consists of the map on the right-hand page, with the left-hand page providing a detailed commentary on the changes that are reflected on the map. While the commentary may be a little advanced for younger students, the maps provide an easier-to-understand visual look at the known world of the period, and could be used as visuals for a wider range of students with some explanation. The maps themselves feature black-and-white land territories and blue bodies of water. Various shading patterns make it easy to distinguish the territories of different kingdoms and peoples. Additional notes and an index are also included. A fairly compact guide, this would make an excellent supplemental resource to any in-depth study of medieval history, where students can actually "see" the shift from Roman to early modern times. - Jess

  • Item #: 056068
    ISBN: 9781634095709
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    If you have ever wondered about how the Bible fits into world history, this book is an excellent resource. It is so interesting to follow the timeline and see what was going on in the rest of the world at the same time as events in the Bible.

    The book is divided into chapters creation to the tower of Babel, world takes shape (age of the patriarchs, fall of mankind, Bronze Age, Hammurabi), establishment of Israel, impacts and intersections (reign of David, Solomon, the divided kingdom), captivity and hope, war/restoration/reflection (Persian Empire, restoration, reform, China, Greece and Greek culture), establishment, conflict and domination (Greeks to Romans, Alexander the Great, Rise of Rome, fight over Israel, birth of Jesus), and Anno Domini (Roman Empire, birth of the church, Judaism in Israel and around the world, expansion of the church, the apostle Paul, persecution, Africa and the church).

    Our Sunday school class is doing a study of Daniel, so I read the section that talks about Daniel's role with King Nebuchadnezzar. It explains the king's dream and matches it up with the Biblical references. It goes on to explain what happens after King Nebuchadnezzar, the reign of Belshazzar, and then Cyrus the Great. Also around this time, Confucius began to teach in China. Throughout each section pictures, illustrations, and maps enhance the subject matter, and a timeline rounds out each section. The timeline for each section is divided into Biblical events and world events, so you can see them side-by-side. 273 pgs. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 008012
    ISBN: 9780825138522
    Retail: $26.00
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    Students experience art through history by participating in projects highlighting techniques and styles through the ages. Comprehensive in scope, the book begins with prehistoric art and progresses through the late 20th century. Each major period (Ancient World, Middle Ages, World Beyond Europe, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo, Romantic, Impressionism & Post-Impressionism, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century) is further divided into periods, locations, or schools of art. Each major section and sub-section begins with background information to set the stage. Within each sub-section are one or many projects designed to help students understand and appreciate concepts and methods used in art of all kinds (not limited to paintings). There are 80 different projects in all. Materials needed for the project are listed first, followed by a sample of the artwork and narrative description highlighting the type of art, method used to create it, a particular technique or feature, etc. Directions and instructions are then provided for completing a project simulating the art or concepts. To get the full visual impact of works referenced you will have to find reproductions, since the author provides only line drawings of the art. This is purposeful, since the pages are intended to be reproducible student handouts - in some cases, artwork is done directly on the page. Projects vary from simple drawings to elaborate construction. A few are extremely ambitious, but rather accurately impart the amount of effort involved in creating the type of art being studied. So much is included here that the best I can do is describe a few projects. The first project is Prehistoric Painting. Students make earth-pigment powders using brick, unglazed tile, or rock that is easily filed. A flat stone is used for a "canvas" to recreate a simple cave painting of an animal. The outline is drawn in charcoal or charcoal pencil. Earth powders are mixed with honey (just like they did way back then), and used to color within the outline. Project #20 (from Gothic Art) is creating a stained glass window using tracing paper, felt tip pens, and black construction paper. During the Italian Renaissance period (1400-1600) projects include Shading and Foreshortening, Renaissance Composition, Linear Perspective, Fresco Cartoon (mimicking the process by which frescoes where outlined before being painted), creating a picture based on one of many of Leonardo da Vinci's observations and ideas, and making a model of one of da Vinci's inventions. Project #53 has students use broad felt-tipped pens to try out Impressionist techniques on a basic line-drawn scene. I'm sure students could come up with some outlandish ideas for the Dada art project (Early 20th Century), inspired by Man Ray's Gift (an iron with tacks fixed to the bottom - a study in irony). Students will come back to earth by Project #80 (inspired by Spiral Jetty, an abstract sculpture formed with rocks and earth in Utah's Great Salt Lake) which focuses on creating art from/in nature. Students create their own earthwork, planning a simple tabletop design using stones, sand, gravel, dirt, and similar natural materials. (I have an excellent natural "collage" on my window right now - I call it The Undersides of Many Tree Frogs).

  • Item #: 012365
    ISBN: 9781580371643
    Retail: $13.99
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    For some kids, the study of history can be well, dry. Spark their interest with Amazing Facts in U.S. History! This activity book contains a series of quizzes on strange, but interesting, facts about Early Explorers, Native Americans, the First Thanksgiving, the 13 Colonies, the Revolution, the Gold Rush, the Civil War, World War II, U.S. Presidents, and more!

    Prior to each quiz is a summary of the topic to follow, the actual quiz questions are not covered. The goal is to spark interest in a topic. These would be an excellent way to excite interest in a topic or use as a guide for a history based unit study or research project. Quiz answer sheets provide explanations for the more unusual facts. Several "mystery from history" sections, which involve logic puzzles and word games, are also included. ~ Anh/Deanne

  • Item #: 003618
    ISBN: 9780753468753
    Retail: $32.99
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    We looked at several different alternatives before selecting this volume as a basic world history reference book. As with any secular product, we contend with the "dating" problems (the book dates the beginning of history at 40,000 B.C.), and evolutionary references. However, the book is an excellent reference with many outstanding features:

  • It's all in one book (491 pgs) making it a handy reference for studies of any and all time periods.
  • The paper is nice and thick, designed to tolerate years of "wear and tear".
  • Chronologically-arranged and cross- referenced articles.
  • Over 2000 colorful illustrations, including photographs and charts as well as annotated maps.
  • A handy reference section at the back of the book that has lists of national leaders throughout history; wars; and explorations/discoveries.
  • The comprehensive indexing makes it easy to quickly find the information or related articles you need.
  • This book replaced the old Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World a number of years ago. Although similar, there are some differences in this new book. Curriculums that refer to the original book may not correspond exactly to the replacement version. We think this will be a volume you will use again and again, not just for world history studies, but for unit studies of all kinds.

  • Item #: 069318
    ISBN: 9780688001292
    Retail: $15.99
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     Students of the Great War will obtain a comprehensive, balanced, and readable overview of the major events and personalities that helped to shape and define the First World War. The author, James L. Stokesbury, explains the many and varied aspects of this great conflict that so profoundly affected Western civilization. He skillfully exposes readers, for example, to the significance of modern technology and how it impacted the military arena in ways that were unprecedented for that time. He provides additional information regarding many of the monumental political movements that were unfolding during this period, while he also explains the practical effects of the Russian Revolution and the end of the Hapsburg dynasty. Readers will come away from this volume with an excellent understanding of just how much the First World War permanently changed both Europe and America politically and culturally. The only illustrations in this book are a few simple black & white maps. This history resource is included within one of the high school level Well Planned Gal curriculum kits. 336 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 030666
    ISBN: 9780794508166
    Retail: $14.99
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    In typical, fascinating Usborne style, this updated volume takes readers on a whirlwind tour of 10,000 years of history, from the first farmers to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unlike many other books that focus on this time period, the focus is not only on the Greeks and Romans, but early civilizations from around the world are also represented, including the Hittites, Canaanites, the Hebrew kingdoms, Assyrians, Persians, the early Chinese, early Arab kingdoms, early North Americans, the people of ancient Peru, the Olmecs, the Celts, early African kingdoms, and many more. The focus is more on daily life than events of the time, and examples of housing, architecture, art, weapons, tombs, agriculture, and more are represented for each time period. Visual types will enjoy the cut-away views of structures so they can "see inside" houses and tombs of each civilization. A map and a list of important dates are also included for each civilization. Most pages also include a link to check out a related website that gives readers an opportunity to do things like hear how a Hittite would have said "hello" or play a game of Senet. An excellent resource for any study of ancient history. 96 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 064407
    ISBN: 9780805087529
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      As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: an artist. He painted everyday scenes, even when nobody bought his paintings. This story is one of following your dreams with resilience and determination. The author tells of the artist’s adventures in New York and Paris, and back to his home near the Hudson River. It is illustrated in the style of Hopper with simple, serene images. He marries another artist and together they paint city and country scenes. His work gained popularity and was shown in galleries and museums. Though it is biographical, I love how this book is written as a story. You really get a sense of the artist as a person. Add this to a study on American art, American history or a study on world artists. Hopper really shows America as it was in his lifetime (1882-1967.) Hc, 10” x 10” with jacket. ~Sara

     

  • Item #: 050379
    ISBN: 9780195178449
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    Weaving together primary sources containing eyewitness accounts, original writings, detailed maps and numerous colorful illustrations; this is not your typical Middle Ages History text. In fact, you may quickly agree that this book breathes new life into world history! Beginning with an introduction to the "cast of characters" students are quickly transported back in time as the storyline unravels revealing this pivotal time period that is crucial to understanding our own times. The history of the Middle Ages is one of believers and barbarians, popes and peasants, competing empires and unforgettable leaders. It also the story of the fall of the Roman Empire, invasion of the Huns, the rise of feudalism, and the reign of plunder brought by the Vikings. But it is also a story of faith: Augustine and Aquinas, Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, and the Crusaders; the spread and reform of religious institutions; expansions of trade and city life, the rise of regional empires and local feudal regimes and the revolutionary advances in science and technology. Engaging writing, abundant illustrations and a detailed timeline all flow together to create a telling of history that will delight teens and adults alike. Recommended for the Beautiful Feet Medieval History Literature guide, this book would be a valuable asset to any study of the Middle Ages. Hc, 189 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067739
    ISBN: 9781465444998
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     Newly revised and updated in 2016, this 7th edition full-color world atlas features a wealth of reference material in the form of high-definition maps, superb photographs, diagrams and topical maps. Created using the latest digital techniques and satellite data, this history/geography resource sets new standards for cartographic excellence. Any student of the physical aspects of our planet and world cultures would be delighted to have this quality publication. Measures 10” x 13”. 350 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 053516
    ISBN: 9780983732105
    Retail: $38.95
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    Just so you know – I'm not particularly an art person. However, I do like to understand the interrelationships between historical events and culture. This book bridges an amazing gap – historical events and art history. Designed to be a brief survey of art (from 1830 to 1970) it functions as an art history, an art appreciation, and an art techniques (doing art) course. Not to mention the insights it provides into the people and places covered in the history course. This not-particularly-an-art-person is totally impressed!

    Each of the 16 lessons covers an art history period – romanticism through psychedelic art and tie dye – with impressionism, expressionism, modernism, and surrealism among others in between. Each lesson starts with an overview of the history and art of the time period. The succinct coverage is augmented by suggested web links/books/videos but there are also full-color reproductions (in various sizes) of period works included in the book. Sidebar information includes research questions and learning objectives rounding out the instruction. The lesson then moves into the doing art portion with clearly stated assignments, lists of needed supplies, student and author examples, and step-by-step illustrations. For instance, Lesson 5 is Art Nouveau and Symbolism (an ism I missed earlier) which is coordinated with the BF lessons on The Jungle and teaches us that Art Nouveau was an attempt to apply a new look to all of the applied arts while Symbolism was dramatically different – artists defining their art with dramatic emotions rather than story telling. Among the developments of the period; posters became a fine art medium for the first time. The activity for this lesson is designing a decorative initial in the Art Nouveau style.

    Help is available for the young artist (and/or his teacher). The KnoodleU.com website (book purchaser is entitled to access) contains tutorials, resources, tips, quizzes and even mid-term exams. Use of the DK book, Art, is suggested to augment the lessons and provide additional visuals (there's some nudity in the DK book and the author addresses this question helpfully and cautiously). A very helpful timeline that includes world events, art events, art projects and the BF book list is provided.

    Easily a stand-alone art class – or more by just adding the BF books as read alongs, this a perfect complement to the entire Beautiful Feet course and will provide the student with an excellently rounded-out history/humanities course. 65 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 015935
    ISBN: 9781930443273
    Retail: $15.00
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    Topics of this thirty-one week course include: the Mayflower, Paul Revere, War for Independence, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Lewis and Clark expedition, War of 1812, Star Spangled Banner, Oregon Trail, War Between the States, the Gettysburg Address, famous inventors – Edison, famous inventors – Carver, Immigration to America, Ellis Island, WWI, and WWII.

  • Item #: 041246
    ISBN: 9781623412487
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    Lessons featuring Medieval History themes including Byzantine Empire, Mohammed, Charlemagne, Battle of Hastings, Knights, King Arthur, Lady Godiva (actually a story about tax relief), Genghis Khan, Marco Polo and Men of the Reinaissance among others incrementally teach all the IEW models of structure and elements of style. Vocabulary cards, quizzes, and games are included. 29 lessons, revised - now made up of a teacher/student set with the student book also available separately.

  • Item #: 055068
    ISBN: 9780984204144
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    An excellent supplement for hands-on learners, this CD-ROM containing printable PDF files will bring a fresh enthusiasm to your history studies. The Guide Book Text introduces the "travel" itinerary, including tips and a planner so you can prepare ahead of time for the 25 lessons (called Stops). Each Stop includes fact filled, engaging readings which are created to be all you need for a compact or supplementary study. Several of the 'stops' also offer more than one project allowing you and your children options along the way. While some of the projects will require students to research further, others have all the necessary information provided.

    Activities vary and include creative writing, recipes, mapping activities, timelines, games, notebook activities, crafts, and lapbooks. Masters, detailed instructions, illustrations, and photos of finished products are all included to fully equip the parent for a successful hands-on history experience. An additional resource section offers a variety of books, videos, music ideas, bibliography of nonfiction books and websites, and research projects to accompany the projects if parents/students want to become further immersed into the Middle Ages! Reproducible for immediate family use only. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 042294
    ISBN: 9780794532215
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    Of all the events in recent history, none quite capture the interest of students like the World Wars. So much of our history is a direct consequence of those dark days, and so many of the stories are filled with the highest sort of bravery and the lowest situations imaginable that we cannot help but be entranced. This book takes some of the events, both obscure and well-known, and narrates them for the reader in a clear and concise way. From the zeppelin's reign of terror to the atomic bomb, the stories of heroes, weapons, battles, spies, and plans are all here. None of the stories are graphic, but all deal with death and wartime situations. An excellent reader for junior high students. ~ Mark

  • Item #: 068568
    ISBN: 9781623412722
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  • Item #: 026972
    ISBN: 9780890514122
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    This fascinating book explores many different facets of mathematics, and is an intriguing read for anyone - whether or not they enjoy the actual subject! It begins with a chapter which discusses the calendar - how it came about, problems and changes that were corrected and re-corrected, how the months were named and the days were divided amongst them, different people who influenced the calendar, and finally the system that we have today. Did you know that our calendar will have to be adjusted again, assuming we reach the year 5329? By then, our current calendar will be off an entire day. The text is so interesting it's hard not to just keep reading. Throughout the text, questions, puzzles, and problems are offered as a challenge for students. Some of the topics covered include measuring, practical mathematics, number names and patterns, endless numbers, math for scientists, and computing machines. Lots of history is given with each topic, so students learn not only about the concepts but how they were formed and developed over time to give us the functions we commonly use today. An excellent supplement to any math curriculum, reading a chapter from this book would provide an excellent break from the daily math lessons. 157 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 040707
    ISBN: 9781933339092
    Retail: $17.95
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    Volume Two picks up where Story of the World Volume One left off, and it tells the fascinating story of the “Dark Ages,” from the fall of Rome through the Renaissance. This volume has been written very similarly to the other also, with a very readable text, appropriate for young children, told in a clear and engaging style. Each of the many chapters is relatively short, and broken up into smaller chunks that are the perfect length for curling up together and reading aloud. Also like the preceding book, this story of history doesn’t limit itself to a dry, white-bread-without-the-crusts retelling of a primarily European history, instead it is a rich, whole wheat blend of European, Indian, Chinese, Australian, Arabic, Japanese, Jewish, Mongolian, Turkish, African, Russian, and American history during the period, providing the young student with a much more complete view of what was going on all around the world during that intriguing time period. To cover every event in each of these diverse histories would take a whole library, however, and just as Susan Wise Bauer tells us in her first volume, use this volume as a springboard to more detailed readings about any events that you and the children find interesting and want to learn more about. A timeline and an index are included at the back.

    Like its predecessor, the Activity Book corresponds chapter-by-chapter with the text from the Story of the World readings, and the sections and activities are well-organized and easy to implement. Each chapter begins with review questions for the book. Narration exercises are also included, so that the child may write or dictate to you a summary of what they learned. A list of books for additional reading follows, each with a concise summary and an approximate reading level to help you find those most appropriate for your child’s ability and interest. Corresponding literature, consisting of more "story-like" volumes such as cultural tales and myths are also featured to liven up your history reading, lending a little more interest to those lovers of fiction. An excellent range of activities follow the reading lists, including map work, a coloring page, and projects, which include art, crafts, games, and other more "involved" activities. An abundance of opportunities for "beyond-the-book" learning about here, but as the author mentioned in the activity book for Vol. 1, you should not feel pressured to read every book and complete every activity - history studied in this manner should be a fun and enjoyable journey for all involved, not an endless checklist of items you "have to" complete to pass a test. These courses lend themselves very well to family study, and a lot of the activities would be much more enjoyable with at least a couple siblings or friends. Fortunately, Susan Wise Bauer has anticipated this, and has denoted chosen activities with a "C" to highlight its use as a good co-op or classroom activity. All in all, this looks like an very well-rounded, extremely enjoyable, and solidly chronological approach to history

    The text is available spiral-bound in the first edition or in paperback or hardcover in the revised version. the Activity Book is a bound paperback and is the revised version.

  • Item #: 068566
    ISBN: 9781623412715
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  • Item #: 037559
    ISBN: 9780984549627
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    Think it might be fun to learn a little history from the land "down under"? This writing course will give you that option – or it could be used to supplement a full-blown Australian history course (there's a book and movie resource list in the back). Either way you'll find this course to be an interesting way to learn and practice the IEW writing skills – note taking, writing from notes, summarizing narrative stories, summarizing references, writing stories from pictures, research reports, creative writing, essay composition, and writing reviews/critiques as well as their stylistic elements. There are 2-4 lessons for each of these units (23 lessons total) that cover history, animals, landmarks and biographical sketches – all pertinent to Australia. Lessons typically include the objective, a source text(s), specific instruction about both structure and style skills, and a check sheet. The consumable text is written to the student and could be used as a sequel to the Student Writing Intensive or as a beginning writing course if the teacher/parent has viewed the Teaching Writing Structure & Style course. Note: the Australian author uses the British spelling of some words (i.e. summarising). 140 pgs, spiral-bound. Please note there is Christian content. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 033849
    ISBN: 9781623412470
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  • Item #: 005984
    ISBN: 9781623412456
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    Subtitled "Historical Context for the Good and Great Books" from the Institute for Excellence in Writing this collection of book titles includes writings, biographies, plays, recordings, and films to portray a history of mankind. Created in a simple spreadsheet format, the columns represent: description/time period, title of resource, author, and approximate age/ability level of student. The material is chronologically indexed using Ancients, the Middles Ages, Renaissance/Reformation and the Modern World.

    The purpose of this resource is to save parents/teachers time planning out lessons. It can be used with any homeschool approach or teaching style. Use this guide to organize your history and literature studies from elementary to high school. Add a date to when your student completed a resource, and you can then transfer that to a transcript. Updated in 2016, this resource now includes instructions and samples for reader-response journaling as well. Literature for the Ancient period (5000 BC-400 AD) includes: Streams of Civilization, Book of Virtues, Adam and His Kin, Great Pyramid, Epic of Gilgamesh, D'Aulaire's Book of Myths, and many more. Some examples from the Middle Ages (400 AD-1450) are: Tales from Shakespeare, Story of the World Volume 2, Famous Men of the Middle Ages, Making of a Knight, Lantern Bearers, Beowulf, and several more. Books for the Renaissance/Reformation (1450-1850) include: America's God and Country, Leonardo DaVinci, Kite Fighters, Luther the Leader, Tempest, Under God, Along Came Galileo, Leviathan, and many others. Some selections for the Modern World (1850-present) are: Big Sky, David Copperfield, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Little Women, Old Yeller, Moccasin Trail, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Winston Churchill, Dracula, Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Hobbit and more.

    Each page has a quote from a resource and many of these have Christian content, mentioning God, the church, Christ, faith, God's sovereignty and mercy, and prevailing with God's help. 92 pgs, pb, spiral-bound. ~Sara

  • Item #: 068567
    ISBN: 9781623412739
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  • Item #: 069317
    ISBN: 9780060935504
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     Readers will obtain a comprehensive and readable overview of the events, ideas, and personalities that helped to shape world history from the 1920’s to the 1990’s as they move through this book. This popular and balanced modern world history text by Paul Johnson was revised in 1991, and continues to enjoy almost universal praise from leading academic institutions and notable historians. Clearly written for a more advanced audience, with small print and no illustrations, this text is not meant for readers below the tenth-grade level. This history resource is included within one of the high school level Well Planned Gal curriculum kits. 784 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 032558
    ISBN: 9781623412661
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  • Item #: 000428
    ISBN: 9781932663143
    Retail: $7.95
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    That's a good question in itself, but there are a lot of other questions about Vietnam that most people don't fully understand, even today. Like what was the U.S. was trying to achieve by involving itself? Why did the U.S. commit so many of its resources to Vietnam? And how did a poorly-equipped guerilla army defeat the U.S.'s efforts? Author Mitch Yamasaki, a professor and historian, attempts to answer these questions in a surprisingly compact book. First, he offers the reader an overview on the history of Vietnam and its people, from Vietnam's first settlements to the Vietnam War. Then, he examines fifteen historical documents related to the war, spanning the terms of presidents Roosevelt to Johnson. For each document, the purpose, circumstances, and time of the document are introduced, to give students a frame of reference, followed by the featured document, so students can read it for themselves. In the last part of the book, the author examines five interpretations for U.S. involvement in Vietnam, drawing on quotes and excerpts from books and historical documents in support of each viewpoint. A bibliography with suggestions for additional reading is also included. With an emphasis on primary documents and succinct but authoritative information surrounding each, this is an excellent, fact-based place to start any reading on the Vietnam War. There's a lot of food for thought here, surprisingly packed into 64 pgs. - Jess

  • Item #: 042561
    ISBN: 9780980100518
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  • Item #: 047350
    ISBN: 9781623411831
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